Just Patrick Kobernus, myself and a rather hardcore Birder along, insistent this is what we were seeing.
Count drops into Brisbane for urban species...
Tail end of this Endangered's flight.
Only saw three at Ridge Trail.
Only saw two hill-topping....
Predominant Hesperid seen this
day. Cool to see one lone Woodland at top as well...
Female. San Bruno Butterfly Count.
Male hill topping
On right. Pale on left...
Second round of San Bruno Butterfly Count. Two weeks ago fog skunked us out.
Ladybug at Grand View Park, San Francisco.
Help to ID
Found near stream
On stone lion figure - on his temple :)
These were more red than the other abundant orange Caloplaca
On chert rock (as far as I know)
Gray upper surface, ends of lobes are bumpy (soredia?)
Tight against rock, thin, darker gray lower surface (not black), absence of apothecia
K+ yellow, C-, KC- (or faint yellow)
this is barely a park, but instead, an odd enclave of houses on a private gated road on a mound of rock - with a very short dirt path - - but the SF Park and Rec signs are there (!)
At base of tree
Midtown terrace playground
On conifer tree
not sure why I love this stuff - but it's so cool !!
Tree with 2" diameter trunk and 15 feet tall. Shiny green to red leaves
Washed up at fort funston
After looking at Sibley, I think Nuttall's.